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May. 6, 2012by: Dave Davis

The heroic triumph of The Avengers!

It seemed pretty apparent that Marvel's superhero team-up THE AVENGERS was going to have a big box office opening at #1. But just how big are we talking?

THE AVENGERS assembled for a record-setting $200.3 MILLION during its opening weekend!

UPDATE: Amazingly, that Sunday estimate was low! Today's actual reported figure now stands at $207.4 MILLION!

The cast of colorful comic icons snapped the magic wand of the previous title-holder HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Pt. 2 (which opened to $169.1M), thanks in part to its Friday midnight showings ($18.7M), record-breaking day-to-day figures, and sellouts of premium-priced 3D and IMAX.

Writer-director Joss Whedon's rousing clash between Marvel's champions and dastardly Loki's invading minions also proved satisfying to audiences, who granted the movie a rare A+ CinemaScore (virtually guaranteeing repeat viewings and continued strong business). Feel free to add your own opinion on the movie to the ongoing JoBlo conversation RIGHT HERE!

Sure it cost a hefty chunk to make (a reported $220M budget), but THE AVENGERS has already rounded up an additional $440M or so from international crowds, who got to witness Hulk smash a week before North America. A $640M global total after 12 days in release must make Disney feel pretty good about their $4 billion investment in Marvel, not to mention justifying the logistics (and price tag) of bringing these high-profile actors and characters back together for THE AVENGERS 2.

There wasn't much left except sadness among the rest of the Top 10 in the wake of the costumed juggernaut (not the mutant Vinnie Jones one), with the king of the past two weeks THINK LIKE A MAN taking in just $8M -- a mere 4% of what Iron Man, Cap and the villain-punching gang collected.

A few others managed to hold onto the same placement on the list as last week (THE HUNGER GAMES, THE LUCKY ONE, THE RAVEN) or shift just a bit, but that's the only numerical consistency -- every movie on the chart experienced a drop in business of around 50%, if not more (Statham's SAFE lost nearly 70%). THE CABIN IN THE WOODS also made its exit from the Top 10, but co-writer/producer Whedon and star Chris Hemsworth made out okay in the deal considering their other new movie's performance.

Outside the Top 10, the limited-release old-people-in-India film THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL had a decent opening in 27 locations with a $27k per-screen average and a $750k total.

Next week only offers one new release, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's update of the cult-favorite supernatual soap opera DARK SHADOWS. Do you think DARK SHADOWS or the following week's BATTLESHIP can knock THE AVENGERS from the top of the box office? VOTE HERE!

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. The Avengers $207.4 M
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2. Think Like a Man $8 M $73 M
3. The Hunger Games $5.7 M $380.7 M
4. The Lucky One $5.5 M $47.9 M
5. The Pirates! Band of Misfits $5.4 M $18.5 M
6. The Five-Year Engagement $5.1 M $19.2 M
7. The Raven $2.5 M $12 M
8. Safe $2.4 M $12.8 M
9. Chimpanzee $2.3 M $23 M
10. The Three Stooges $1.8 M $39.6 M

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12:53PM on 05/08/2012

Lets agree now

When the Golden Schmo Awards come around. the five films nominated for best picture will OBVIOUSLY be...
1. Avengers
2. Promethus
3. The Dark Knight Rises
4. The Hobbit
5. Django Unchained

What a great year to love movies
When the Golden Schmo Awards come around. the five films nominated for best picture will OBVIOUSLY be...
1. Avengers
2. Promethus
3. The Dark Knight Rises
4. The Hobbit
5. Django Unchained

What a great year to love movies
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2:11PM on 05/07/2012
Nothing but good news. I will support Safe this week, plus another viewing of Avengers.
Nothing but good news. I will support Safe this week, plus another viewing of Avengers.
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8:54AM on 05/07/2012
Can't wait to see this movie!
I'm gonna go see it this week, is it worth seeing in 3d?
Can't wait to see this movie!
I'm gonna go see it this week, is it worth seeing in 3d?
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10:58AM on 05/07/2012
Yes. I saw it in 3D, it isn't all in your face, but there are a few good moments like zooming in on the cosmic cube and Black Widow pointing a gun at the screen. It really was cool towards the end like Avatar was with the depth.
Yes. I saw it in 3D, it isn't all in your face, but there are a few good moments like zooming in on the cosmic cube and Black Widow pointing a gun at the screen. It really was cool towards the end like Avatar was with the depth.
11:04AM on 05/07/2012
Nope. The movie is already shot "less wide" than most other films, so wearing a pair of glasses to darken and constrain the image will only lessen the experience. Trust me, I saw it in 2D and absolutely loved it, even going as far as giving it 4 views thereafter. And I've heard that the 3D kinda sucks unless you're going for the fullblown IMAX 3D experience. Hope this helps.
Nope. The movie is already shot "less wide" than most other films, so wearing a pair of glasses to darken and constrain the image will only lessen the experience. Trust me, I saw it in 2D and absolutely loved it, even going as far as giving it 4 views thereafter. And I've heard that the 3D kinda sucks unless you're going for the fullblown IMAX 3D experience. Hope this helps.
2:41PM on 05/07/2012
I wanted to see it in 2D cause I really don't like 3D but was "forced" to sees it in AVX 3D first.
Now I have to admit that after seeing it in both 2D and 3D (well AVX 3D, can't say for regular 3D) I think the 3D version was way better. Don't recall seeing a movie that looked this good in AVX or in general for that matter.
I wanted to see it in 2D cause I really don't like 3D but was "forced" to sees it in AVX 3D first.
Now I have to admit that after seeing it in both 2D and 3D (well AVX 3D, can't say for regular 3D) I think the 3D version was way better. Don't recall seeing a movie that looked this good in AVX or in general for that matter.
7:57AM on 05/07/2012
From what I've heard $200M is actually a conservative estimate it could be more when actuals come out Monday.
From what I've heard $200M is actually a conservative estimate it could be more when actuals come out Monday.
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7:14AM on 05/07/2012
Here's my takeaway: only 21% of the audience was teenagers. So theoretically, a well-marketed, well-reviewed R-rated event movie can gross around $160M in three days. So give me my motherfucking Mountain of Madness and R-rated Prometheus.
Here's my takeaway: only 21% of the audience was teenagers. So theoretically, a well-marketed, well-reviewed R-rated event movie can gross around $160M in three days. So give me my motherfucking Mountain of Madness and R-rated Prometheus.
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8:34AM on 05/07/2012
Yeah, now you just have to convince movie execs that it is a good idea to go with 20% less ticket sales and that 160 Million is enough when you could get 200. Or that an r-rating will draw in more adult viewers than the number of teenagers you have excluded. Well good luck with that...

I deeply share your wish for those movies to be uncompromised and r-rated. But fact is: it is a business and with big budget films they will ALWAYS go for the likely to make more money option.
Yeah, now you just have to convince movie execs that it is a good idea to go with 20% less ticket sales and that 160 Million is enough when you could get 200. Or that an r-rating will draw in more adult viewers than the number of teenagers you have excluded. Well good luck with that...

I deeply share your wish for those movies to be uncompromised and r-rated. But fact is: it is a business and with big budget films they will ALWAYS go for the likely to make more money option.
10:28AM on 05/07/2012
There´s no way PROMETHEUS can make 160 million domestic in it entire run. No ALIEN movie made so much money.
There´s no way PROMETHEUS can make 160 million domestic in it entire run. No ALIEN movie made so much money.
12:36PM on 05/07/2012
Adjusted for ticket prices the original clocks in at almost $250M domestic alone.
Adjusted for ticket prices the original clocks in at almost $250M domestic alone.
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3:26AM on 05/07/2012

HOLY

SHIT!
SHIT!
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3:10AM on 05/07/2012
Sweet opening. Can't but be skeptical that a Justice League film would be as huge though.
Sweet opening. Can't but be skeptical that a Justice League film would be as huge though.
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5:00AM on 05/07/2012
The only way justice league would be this big is if the stopped rebooting superman and didn't make crappy movies like the green crapper.
The only way justice league would be this big is if the stopped rebooting superman and didn't make crappy movies like the green crapper.
6:17AM on 05/07/2012
I think not. No other studio could pull of what Marvel did & lead up 5 separate movies to build upon & come with a film this great. It will never happen.
I think not. No other studio could pull of what Marvel did & lead up 5 separate movies to build upon & come with a film this great. It will never happen.
6:37AM on 05/07/2012
There will be no JLA movie until they skip the "superserious, megagritty" approach they have on Batman. That doesn´t mesh well with superpowered aliens, amazon warriors and space cops in green tights.
There will be no JLA movie until they skip the "superserious, megagritty" approach they have on Batman. That doesn´t mesh well with superpowered aliens, amazon warriors and space cops in green tights.
11:51AM on 05/07/2012
DC doesn't have the balls to attempt something like what Marvel did to set up the Avengers.
DC doesn't have the balls to attempt something like what Marvel did to set up the Avengers.
1:24AM on 05/07/2012

THE AVENGERS movie Review

So glad this is a hit! Check out the full Never Ending Radical Dude review here: [link]
So glad this is a hit! Check out the full Never Ending Radical Dude review here: [link]
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1:03AM on 05/07/2012
It's not topping Avatar, not in North America and not worldwide, so settle down people.

It's probably going to top out at 500 mil here and 1.5 bil worldwide, well short of anything Avatar did.

It will have some staying power but not on the same level as Avatar , which some weekends was only losing around 35 percent each weekend, damn, i think it even increased a couple of times weekend to weekend.

I would just drop the all time box office talk right now, you're just setting yourself
It's not topping Avatar, not in North America and not worldwide, so settle down people.

It's probably going to top out at 500 mil here and 1.5 bil worldwide, well short of anything Avatar did.

It will have some staying power but not on the same level as Avatar , which some weekends was only losing around 35 percent each weekend, damn, i think it even increased a couple of times weekend to weekend.

I would just drop the all time box office talk right now, you're just setting yourself up for disappointment.

The hilarious thing is that even this latest opening weekend mark is only going to stand until TDKR, if you don't think Nolan's third Batman film is going to beat this, you haven't been paying attention, so celebrate now while you can .

B Boy will probably take in at least 230 mil for the opening weekend, 600 mil total .

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5:50AM on 05/07/2012
Do tell us how you came up with $230 million? Pulling a magic number out your ass? I never thought Avengers would do more than $160 million opening weekend, but with almost all the 3D screenings being sold out, it pushed it up to that threshold. TDKR will not be seen anywhere in 3D, so there is very little chance of it even approaching a ridiculous number like $230,000,000. Please stop trolling and find something else to do with your life early on a monday morning.
Do tell us how you came up with $230 million? Pulling a magic number out your ass? I never thought Avengers would do more than $160 million opening weekend, but with almost all the 3D screenings being sold out, it pushed it up to that threshold. TDKR will not be seen anywhere in 3D, so there is very little chance of it even approaching a ridiculous number like $230,000,000. Please stop trolling and find something else to do with your life early on a monday morning.
2:36PM on 05/07/2012
Too bad a I can't "thumb up" MuffMan81's comment, cause I'd do if I could.
And as for you dellamorte dellamore (not that good a movie btw, imo anyways) you are a sad little person. You take pleasure in trying to piss other people off with a useless comment?
Do you have any financial stakes in Avatar and Batman? Is this why you are this mad that Avengers is making so much money?? Or are you just annoyed that people like other movies than the ones you hold dear to your heart?
Too bad a I can't "thumb up" MuffMan81's comment, cause I'd do if I could.
And as for you dellamorte dellamore (not that good a movie btw, imo anyways) you are a sad little person. You take pleasure in trying to piss other people off with a useless comment?
Do you have any financial stakes in Avatar and Batman? Is this why you are this mad that Avengers is making so much money?? Or are you just annoyed that people like other movies than the ones you hold dear to your heart?
12:38AM on 05/07/2012

Great movie, glad to hear the news

Whedon, Ruffalo, Downey Jr., and Johanson's butt all deserve an Oscar.
Whedon, Ruffalo, Downey Jr., and Johanson's butt all deserve an Oscar.
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9:43PM on 05/06/2012
Hey I loved this movie too, but it's not a masterpiece. Certainly the best comic book movie I've seen. But what was Loki's motivation? his story seemed a bit all over the shop. He gets captured, he wanted too, but it didn't really serve a purpose did it?
Hey I loved this movie too, but it's not a masterpiece. Certainly the best comic book movie I've seen. But what was Loki's motivation? his story seemed a bit all over the shop. He gets captured, he wanted too, but it didn't really serve a purpose did it?
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1:54PM on 05/07/2012
Uhhhhm, well he made banner hulk out for the first time in over a year, that alone could have brought the hellicarrier down and kill everyone. He destroyed one of the turbines, and uploaded a virus to take out another, and that almost brought the hellicarrier down killing everyone. He killed a whooole bunch of shielf agents, almost killed thor, and crippled shield, basically his only real [link]
Uhhhhm, well he made banner hulk out for the first time in over a year, that alone could have brought the hellicarrier down and kill everyone. He destroyed one of the turbines, and uploaded a virus to take out another, and that almost brought the hellicarrier down killing everyone. He killed a whooole bunch of shielf agents, almost killed thor, and crippled shield, basically his only real [link]
9:29PM on 05/06/2012
If The Avengers topped $200 million in one weekend, then god knows how much Dark Knight Rises will make opening weekend.
If The Avengers topped $200 million in one weekend, then god knows how much Dark Knight Rises will make opening weekend.
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9:52PM on 05/06/2012
I know too.. LESS.. Puny human
I know too.. LESS.. Puny human
10:19PM on 05/06/2012
Take what TDK made opening weekend, minus the impact Ledger's death had on the overall haul, take into account that the high priced 3D viewing that the Avengers had is not available for TDKR, and you're probably looking at between $135-$160 million. Especially if the movie is going the route that Catwoman is a villain and then changes sides. Seen it before.
Take what TDK made opening weekend, minus the impact Ledger's death had on the overall haul, take into account that the high priced 3D viewing that the Avengers had is not available for TDKR, and you're probably looking at between $135-$160 million. Especially if the movie is going the route that Catwoman is a villain and then changes sides. Seen it before.
10:26AM on 05/07/2012
Probably less but with a better performance during the weeks, and a bigger total than AVENGERS at the end of its runs.
Probably less but with a better performance during the weeks, and a bigger total than AVENGERS at the end of its runs.
8:53PM on 05/06/2012
I'd have to agree with some of the other comments... please God have this destroy Avatar. This was much more fun and deserving. Not to mention MUCH more work over the years.
I'd have to agree with some of the other comments... please God have this destroy Avatar. This was much more fun and deserving. Not to mention MUCH more work over the years.
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8:05PM on 05/06/2012
wow thats awesome just like i predicted, 200mil, finally a movie that deserves every penny it earns.

I am actually looking forward to Dark Shadows but I don't think it will top The Avengers next week but will still open to decent numbers. I am also hoping Battleship bombs big time, it just looks like crap & pointless.
wow thats awesome just like i predicted, 200mil, finally a movie that deserves every penny it earns.

I am actually looking forward to Dark Shadows but I don't think it will top The Avengers next week but will still open to decent numbers. I am also hoping Battleship bombs big time, it just looks like crap & pointless.
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7:57PM on 05/06/2012
Assembled and Smashed!!
Assembled and Smashed!!
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7:53PM on 05/06/2012
I just arrived from my second viewing of "The Avengers" and the quality stands, but I'm upping it to 9.5, which I round up to 10. What a fun movie. I couldn't ask for more of a summer movie, it has it all. Everything was done to perfection. You know that feeling we have as kids when we ride the merry-go-round for the first time? Never wanting it to stop, "just one more time, daddy?" That's "The Avengers" for me.
I just arrived from my second viewing of "The Avengers" and the quality stands, but I'm upping it to 9.5, which I round up to 10. What a fun movie. I couldn't ask for more of a summer movie, it has it all. Everything was done to perfection. You know that feeling we have as kids when we ride the merry-go-round for the first time? Never wanting it to stop, "just one more time, daddy?" That's "The Avengers" for me.
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7:22PM on 05/06/2012
Saw this yesterday and had a blast!! Gonna go watch it agian when I get the chance to. The differance between the 1st and 2nd is too funny. Now I wanna see if TDKR can top that.
Saw this yesterday and had a blast!! Gonna go watch it agian when I get the chance to. The differance between the 1st and 2nd is too funny. Now I wanna see if TDKR can top that.
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6:43PM on 05/06/2012
1st place: 200 million.
2nd place.... 8 million.
1st place: 200 million.
2nd place.... 8 million.
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6:30PM on 05/06/2012
hell yeah
hell yeah
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5:18PM on 05/06/2012

Great Movie

I loved Avengers. I see a box office reign until "Prometheus".
I loved Avengers. I see a box office reign until "Prometheus".
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10:15PM on 05/06/2012
mo money
mo money
5:13PM on 05/06/2012
The Avengers make $200M in 3 days.
1 billion people don't get enough food each day.

The film was alright. First hour was kinda boring. But the final act make up for it.
7/10 for me.
The Avengers make $200M in 3 days.
1 billion people don't get enough food each day.

The film was alright. First hour was kinda boring. But the final act make up for it.
7/10 for me.
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5:43PM on 05/06/2012
You're quite the Jiminy Cricket aren't you.
You're quite the Jiminy Cricket aren't you.
8:02PM on 05/06/2012
So I'm assuming you got a free ticket since all your money went to the starving children?
Just a bit heavy-handed there buddy.
So I'm assuming you got a free ticket since all your money went to the starving children?
Just a bit heavy-handed there buddy.
9:55PM on 05/06/2012
Says the person who contributed to that $200 million. Self-righteous douchebag.
Says the person who contributed to that $200 million. Self-righteous douchebag.
4:10PM on 05/07/2012
125 thumbs, must be some type of record, right ?

I was just pointing out how unimportant box office numbers actually are.
Fanboys are so gay happy that it made so much money, just as if it proved how great the movie was.
Making history for your box-office numbers is like making history for eating the most hot-dogs. No one really cares in the end.
125 thumbs, must be some type of record, right ?

I was just pointing out how unimportant box office numbers actually are.
Fanboys are so gay happy that it made so much money, just as if it proved how great the movie was.
Making history for your box-office numbers is like making history for eating the most hot-dogs. No one really cares in the end.
12:31AM on 05/08/2012
What kind of purist world did you come from to think that box-office numbers don't matter to anyone? I'll let you in on a lil' secret, my friend. Box-office numbers mean EVERYTHING. Shocking, I know. To studios, it means that investing in the future of this franchise makes sense (see John Carter for examples). To moviegoers, it means we can expect more of these movies, which is a good thing. To filmmakers and actors, it means that they made the right choices and the bigger the intake, the
What kind of purist world did you come from to think that box-office numbers don't matter to anyone? I'll let you in on a lil' secret, my friend. Box-office numbers mean EVERYTHING. Shocking, I know. To studios, it means that investing in the future of this franchise makes sense (see John Carter for examples). To moviegoers, it means we can expect more of these movies, which is a good thing. To filmmakers and actors, it means that they made the right choices and the bigger the intake, the better chance of seeing them return to the franchise. So while it's nice to praise an art-film that made a couple of million at the B.O while being a true-to-life spectacle, the bigger movies need cashflow to survive, and if the box-office numbers aren't pleasing, forget about seeing more of your fave superheroes.
4:54PM on 05/06/2012
With relatively weak competition in the weeks to come I'd say the sky's the limit for the shelf life of this flick.
With relatively weak competition in the weeks to come I'd say the sky's the limit for the shelf life of this flick.
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4:47PM on 05/06/2012
Biggest opening ever...until the next Summer phenomenon opens in a year or two and surpasses it. These statistics are a never ending circle. The more I think about it the more I realize it really doesn't matter. Still - good for Whedon and Marvel. The Avengers was indeed, quite a great time at the cinema.
Biggest opening ever...until the next Summer phenomenon opens in a year or two and surpasses it. These statistics are a never ending circle. The more I think about it the more I realize it really doesn't matter. Still - good for Whedon and Marvel. The Avengers was indeed, quite a great time at the cinema.
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8:20PM on 05/06/2012
could happen this year again with TDKR, not that I am hating on The Avengers cuz it was awesome & deserves the reign.
could happen this year again with TDKR, not that I am hating on The Avengers cuz it was awesome & deserves the reign.
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4:13PM on 05/06/2012

One wish : Top Avatar!

And they damn well deserve it. Whedon, Marvel, and all the actors that made Avengers possible deserve every good thing that comes their way. Now, if they can keep this momentum going and top Avatar as the biggest selling flick of all time, it'll be f**king epic. That'll teach the pretentious snobs at the Academy and everyone else who's too elitist to admit that superhero flicks can also be considered great cinematic experiences. Bravo, Avengers. I've seen it five times already and I'll see it
And they damn well deserve it. Whedon, Marvel, and all the actors that made Avengers possible deserve every good thing that comes their way. Now, if they can keep this momentum going and top Avatar as the biggest selling flick of all time, it'll be f**king epic. That'll teach the pretentious snobs at the Academy and everyone else who's too elitist to admit that superhero flicks can also be considered great cinematic experiences. Bravo, Avengers. I've seen it five times already and I'll see it twice more at least, just to say that I helped in some small way to push this baby up the charts.
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4:58PM on 05/06/2012
AVATAR made money, but didn't sell more ticket, it's still GONE WITH THE WIND.
AVATAR made money, but didn't sell more ticket, it's still GONE WITH THE WIND.
5:23PM on 05/06/2012
Well The Dark Knight came pretty damn close to breaking that record before Avatar and that didn't really change the academy too much, what makes you think this would?
Well The Dark Knight came pretty damn close to breaking that record before Avatar and that didn't really change the academy too much, what makes you think this would?
5:42PM on 05/06/2012
The Academy won't change anything on the outside, and I'm not naive enough to think they'll even recognize this genre as something worthwhile, but at least they'll know. And heck, all that aside, just having a superhero movie up there would be fun while it lasts, and The Avengers is a very fun superhero movie.
The Academy won't change anything on the outside, and I'm not naive enough to think they'll even recognize this genre as something worthwhile, but at least they'll know. And heck, all that aside, just having a superhero movie up there would be fun while it lasts, and The Avengers is a very fun superhero movie.
3:56PM on 05/06/2012
Holy shit! was expecting high, but not 200 mil! I saw it twice this weekend! Epic movie! Anyone else thinks its a possibility this can break Avatar's record???? Sorry Dark Knight Rises, you won't be breaking this.
Holy shit! was expecting high, but not 200 mil! I saw it twice this weekend! Epic movie! Anyone else thinks its a possibility this can break Avatar's record???? Sorry Dark Knight Rises, you won't be breaking this.
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3:49PM on 05/06/2012
The Avengers gonna come knockin' on James Cameron's door!
The Avengers gonna come knockin' on James Cameron's door!
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3:43PM on 05/06/2012

not a surprise but...

dang! I wasn't even expecting it to make that much! but the theaters were packed both times I saw the film so I'm not surprised, Whedon kicked our asses with such a monster of a film, Marvel/Disney better lock him down for the sequel!
dang! I wasn't even expecting it to make that much! but the theaters were packed both times I saw the film so I'm not surprised, Whedon kicked our asses with such a monster of a film, Marvel/Disney better lock him down for the sequel!
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3:41PM on 05/06/2012
I have a pretty solid feeling that AVENGERS may wipe out most of May's competition. Holy fuck what a great movie!

Now comes the ultimate question...can TDKR top it?
I have a pretty solid feeling that AVENGERS may wipe out most of May's competition. Holy fuck what a great movie!

Now comes the ultimate question...can TDKR top it?
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4:13PM on 05/06/2012
I don't think TDKR will be able to top it. Avengers had so much positive buzz attached to it. It was on everyone's most anticipated lists, it's getting an A+ on cinemascore now and it doesn't have much competition in the near future so it will have legs as well. The only other movie that came close to that much positive buzz this year (last couple of years actually) is Prometheus and even that movie has the whole rating controversy about it.

TDKR has a lot of negative buzz surrounding it
I don't think TDKR will be able to top it. Avengers had so much positive buzz attached to it. It was on everyone's most anticipated lists, it's getting an A+ on cinemascore now and it doesn't have much competition in the near future so it will have legs as well. The only other movie that came close to that much positive buzz this year (last couple of years actually) is Prometheus and even that movie has the whole rating controversy about it.

TDKR has a lot of negative buzz surrounding it right now. All the marketing campaign, the trailers were met with a cold reception from both fans and the general audience (Bane's voice being ridiculed, Hathaway backlash, Catwoman costume). Basically the only positives Nolan has going on for him is his previous Batman movie, which is also under fire recently by being called "overrated" right and left.
4:19PM on 05/06/2012
Nope. I love TDK and would love nothing more than for TDKR to be the biggest movie of all time, but logically speaking, it can't top Avengers simply because it doesn't come in 3D. There's IMAX though, but it isn't popular as 3D sales. TDKR could go on to gross more than Avengers overall, but as of right now it looks like Avengers has the throne and isn't letting go of it anytime soon. That doesn't mean TDKR will be a bad film, but in terms of logistics, Avengers has a f**kload of positive
Nope. I love TDK and would love nothing more than for TDKR to be the biggest movie of all time, but logically speaking, it can't top Avengers simply because it doesn't come in 3D. There's IMAX though, but it isn't popular as 3D sales. TDKR could go on to gross more than Avengers overall, but as of right now it looks like Avengers has the throne and isn't letting go of it anytime soon. That doesn't mean TDKR will be a bad film, but in terms of logistics, Avengers has a f**kload of positive momentum going for it right now.
7:20PM on 05/06/2012
polarboy is right. the higher ticket prices for 3d will keep avengers on top. even if (and I think it will) tdkr sells as many tickets as avengers, it would still be far from 200m...
polarboy is right. the higher ticket prices for 3d will keep avengers on top. even if (and I think it will) tdkr sells as many tickets as avengers, it would still be far from 200m...
8:25PM on 05/06/2012
Sometimes I think fanboys just make shit up, but what is this "negative buzz you are talking about?

To answer the question honestly I do think TDKR will beat the opening record, but not the overall gross. People will wanna see TDKR first weekend for sure but thats it.
Sometimes I think fanboys just make shit up, but what is this "negative buzz you are talking about?

To answer the question honestly I do think TDKR will beat the opening record, but not the overall gross. People will wanna see TDKR first weekend for sure but thats it.
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3:29PM on 05/06/2012

Good for the Avengers

I'll be seeing it next weekend. But it sucks that Cabin made so little. It doesn't surprise me mind you, I heard many people say that it was a "terrible movie", but I loved it and both it and the horror genre definitely deserved more
I'll be seeing it next weekend. But it sucks that Cabin made so little. It doesn't surprise me mind you, I heard many people say that it was a "terrible movie", but I loved it and both it and the horror genre definitely deserved more
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8:29PM on 05/06/2012
I wouldn't worry too much because it appears both Whedon & Hemsworth are doing quite well right now i would say.
I wouldn't worry too much because it appears both Whedon & Hemsworth are doing quite well right now i would say.
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